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OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FANTASPORTO 2022 Oporto Film Festival promotes films that seek new forms and methods of film making. 

42nd OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FANTASPORTO 2022  April 1 - 10, 2022

Fantasporto and Porto Pictures Gallery and  the recent ones here  Video Gallery Fantasporto 2017 2018 2019 Watch ambiance and trailers. 2020 Ambiance and Trailers


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Screening February 23rd - Fantasporto opening

Anna Karenina Vronsky's story will open the festival gala ceremony, Karen Shakhnazarov, director, attending the Rivoli Presentation. 
Karen Shakhnazarov is a Russian director, producer and screenwriter born in July 1952 in Krasnodar, the son of a politician of Armenian origin and a Russian lady. He has a wide-ranging filmography, including the films "White Tiger", 2012, Russia's Oscar nominee for best foreign film that year, "Palata N ° 6" (2009) and "Den polnoluniya" (1998)
 
Since 1998 he has been the director general of Mosfilm Studios, Russia's most important film studio, with a size comparable only to the larger Hollywood studios.
 
Fantasporto has dedicated a retrospective to the work of Karen Shaknazarov in the 2012 edition, the year in which the Russian director was also awarded the Fantasporto Career Award. The following year, his film "White Tiger" was awarded the Fantasporto Award for Best Director and Special Jury Prize. His is the opening film of Fantas at 8.30pm. As always, at Rivoli.

 

 

Grand Auditorium
 
15:00 - Replace
Norbert Keil- 101 '-Can / Alem- CF- Horror- v.o.leg ingl / leg port - ANTESTREIA
Kira's skin begins to age rapidly, drying, undoing and falling. But she discovers that she can replace her own with the skin of others ... First feature film by the director. It was considered best European film in the Festival of Brussels, having received there the Mèliès of Silver.
 
17:00 - The Butcher, The Whore and the One-Eyed Man
János Szasz- 102 '- Hungary-SR- Drama- v.o.leg english / leg port -ESTESTREIA
Another brilliant example of Hungarian cinema. The slow decline of men, plunging into a world of sin and evil in saying that a love triangle will show unexpected and truculent aspects. From the director of "Opium: Diary of a Mad Woman" to the 2008 Fantasporto Award and "Woyseck", winner of the European Young Film of the Year Award. Selection of Ghent and Haifa festivals.
 
20:30 - OFFICIAL OPENING SESSION OF THE COMPETITIVE SECTIONS
 
Anna Karenina: Vronsky's Story
Karen Shakhnazarov- 132'- Russia- Drama -SR- v.o.leg english / leg port - ANTESTREIA
Anna Karenina's son wants to know why Vronsky has ruined his mother's life. A mega-production of Mosfilm opens competitions. In addition to Tolstoy's classic novel, the film shows in a startling creation by Karen Shakhnazarov, the other side of the well-known story of Anna Karenina, the married woman who engages with an army officer. Sumptuous recreation of the Russian aristocracy in the 19th century. Shanghai Festival Selection and Zurich Festival.
 
23:45 - The Unwilling
Jonathan Heap- 81'- USA. Horror- P & P- v.o.ingl / leg port - ANTESTREIA
After the death of a much hated patriarch, a mysterious box appears during the reading of the will, forcing each member of the family to recognize their respective mortal sins. Reluctantly, the family will suffer the effects of the box. One of the most amazing examples of horror movies.
 
Small Auditorium
 
18:30 - Taiwan Black Movies
HOU Chi-Jan- 61'- 2005 - RETRO B-MOVIES TAIWAN - v.o.leg english
Between 1979 and 1983, 117 realistic, violent and raw films were produced in Taiwan. Many of these films have survived and can be shown to the world thanks to the Hong Kong IFD company. Today they are distributed by the Taiwan Film Institute, included in the Taiwan Cinema Toolkit program.
 
21:15 - The Lady Avenger
YANG Chia-Yun- 90'- 1981 RETRO B-MOVIES TAIWAN- v.o.leg ingl
A commercial movie actress is viol
 

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40th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL runs Feb 28, March 7

The Oporto International Film Festival, specializes in fantasy and science-fiction films in its Official Competitive section.
This Festival also includes the 18th New Directors Week with an Official Competition and a Retrospective section. The Festival’s director, Mário Dorminsky, is preparing, with the help of the Portuguese Film Institute, a program with Portuguese Films for the benefit of the foreign guests in Fantasporto.
The Festival runs now in 5 theatres (2,600 seats altogether ) and screens nearly new 200 feature films each year. The press coverage of the Festival is made by all the most important Portuguese newspapers, radio stations and television networks and by foreign specialized press. This allows press dossiers of about 5000 clippings every year and represents a unique media coverage in Portugal for similar cultural events.

Almost 110,000 entries, per year is the average of the Festival’s past editions.

 

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